Anti-Semitic and homophobic slurs were discovered sprayed and painted on trees and rocks at Forest Park on Friday by a city Parks Department employee, who reported the graffiti to police.
The graffiti was located at the northwest corner of Park Lane South and 112th Street, near the Long Island Rail Road’s Montauk line and within the confines of the 102nd Precinct.
The Parks employee called the police to report the graffiti at 2 p.m. on July 28 and it was removed shortly thereafter. The NYPD reported that the Hate Crime Task Force was notified and, as of yet, no arrests have been made.
According to photos that appeared on NYC Park Advocates’ website “A Walk in the Park,” the graffiti read, “Kill GAYPPL” in red paint on a rock, “I Kill GAYPPL” in red paint on a tree, “F–k Fags” in yellow paint on a tree and “Gays” in yellow paint on a tree. Swastikas were also found on several trees.
The website also stated that the area around the graffiti was littered with condom wrappers.